By Dave Caplan
New York City is one of the greatest sports cities in the world. This time of year is especially exciting in the Big Apple with a little something for everyone.
On Sunday, September 7th over 48,000 fans turned out at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx to honor Shortstop Derek Jeter who will be retiring at the end of this season. Former Yankee teammates Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada, Tino Martinez and Paul O’Neal were there to join the festivities. Even NBA legend Michael Jordan dropped in for the party. Derek Jeter is one of the greatest players of all time and one of New York City’s most popular athletes.
For tennis fans the US Open held at the US Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens showcases the best players in the world.
Over 700,000 fans flocked to the courts to watch tennis greats like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams smack around the fuzzy yellow ball. In the end Serena Williams won her third straight US Open title, but on the Men’s side Croatian Marin Cilic the 14th seed shocked the tennis world by capturing his first Grand Slam title.
The beginning of September also marks the beginning of the NFL Season and New Yorkers love their football. The Jets and Giants have already played their home openers at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. Jet fans left Sunday’s game happy with a victory over the LA Raiders; Giant fans had the wind taken from their sails after a crushing defeat to the Detroit Lions on Monday night.
One of the coolest ways to catch a great game is on Circle Line Downtown’s NFL on the Hudson – NYC’s first ever floating sports bar meets tailgating yacht party. And at halftime you can rock and dance to cool tunes from our celebrity DJ. Check out the details at circlelinedowntown.com
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